From the first moment, there was a man on screen holding car keys covered in shit, I knew this was the movie for me. Many people are comparing this movie to The Hangover, which is entirely wrong. The Hangover was a piece of crap. It was a series of set ups that led to nothing. If I could have punched one movie in the face last year it would have been The Hangover for what it could have been. Hot Tub Time Machine hits all the gags it needs to, disgusting as they are at times.
It would be hard to imagine a remake of Clash of the Titans being as cheesy as the 1981 original, with Harry Hamlin’s Lego clip-on hair style and the out-dated, but amazing Ray Harryhausen stop-motion creature animation. And indeed, this remake isn’t as cheesy, at least not in the same ways.
This month, in Allan Havey’s Film Vault: One of the best films ever made. It took close to forty years to gain the recognition it so richly deserves. It’s majestic, intimate and bloody. It moves slow and steady, like a train. When it reaches its destination, you will be transfixed. It single handedly redefined the western genre in film. It’s Sergio Leone’s masterpiece, Once Upon a Time in the West.
Oh, man. I’m about to do you all a great service. I really hope you appreciate it. After this review, don’t say I never did anything for you. Those that don’t heed my words, I wash my hands of any responsibility as of now.
If The Dark Knight had jokes it would be Kick-Ass. Yes this movie is that good. Dark Knight is one of the greatest superhero movies ever and Kick-Ass is on par. I know the trailer makes it look like a Disney film that you might watch part of if you were on a plane. The whole time thinking, “I guess this film is ok since it distracted me from the two business guys talking about boring bullshit on my flight to St. Louis, but I’m glad I didn’t spend money to see it in a theater.” Fear not my fellow nerds, this film will blow your mind.
Brace yourself. I can’t believe I’m going to write this. But here goes: Date Night is the new Die Hard.
Let the comic book movie onslaught begin! Or, actually, you know, continue. But I am certainly not complaining, no sir, not me. The thing about all these comic book movies is that it actually gives me a chance to catch up and/or read some series that I just don’t have the time or money to keep up with. Hey, it’s hard work buying and reading all these things.
There is always a ton of horror movie nerd controversy about remakes in this genre, perhaps more than usual. And a remake of A Nightmare On Elm Street is way up there on the list. You seem to either be a die-hard Robert Englund fan and feel like this remake is some sort of personal afront to him and anyone that loves his work, or you have an open mind and take this movie for what it is.
For a movie about babies, family, culture, and nurturing, it’s surprising how detached this movie is.
This is going to be a fairly easy review. If you liked the first one, this should make you happy. Now, I’m a comic book fan but I didn’t read Iron Man, so I can’t vouch for the accuracy of following the comics and what not, but as a movie, this thing was big and fun. John Favreau directs Iron Man 2 from a script by Justin Theroux and they seem to be handling things well thus far.